Many people associate water-loving dogs with specific breeds such as Standard Poodles, Retrievers, Portuguese Water Dogs, and other large breeds, as nature has equipped them with the tools, drive, and muscle to make a splash. But many small dogs have a love for water too, including Schipperkes and smaller Spaniels, as well as numerous other other breeds and individuals that, due to experience or curiosity, have learned to love their more aquatic sides. While their size may limit them from being dock jumping champions or effective with a towline, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of great water-based activities they can participate in that will bring them nearly as close to water as they are to you.
Just because smaller dogs don't have the size and endurance to hang with their larger kin in the water, they can still have big fun in numerous ways. But these are just a few suggestions we came up with. If you know how to have fun in the water yourself, whether it's in the expanse of the ocean or a puddle in the back yard, chances are your little water-loving companion will be just as gung-ho to splash about as you are.